In a pre-taped segment on NESN’s pregame show prior to the Red Sox’ game against the Orioles Wednesday night, analyst Jerry Remy revealed he suffered a relapse of lung cancer during the offseason. The relapse was diagnosed in January, leading to radiation treatment in March. “Right now,” he said, “I’m fine.”
Remy said he currently felt no ill-effects from the diagnosis, added, “I am not concerned about it. I am upbeat and positive.”
Remy had taken a leave of absence during the 2009 season after undergoing surgery for lung cancer. He said that this cancer was located in a different spot than where the original diagnosis had targeted.
Remy’s Twitter account (which is populated by John O’Rourke) stated: “Hi, it’s John. To clarify what Jerry said tonight. A spot that was seen on Jerry’s lung in ’08 was recently removed. He’s fine thank God!”
The former Red Sox second baseman has been calling games for NESN since 1988, and recently signed a long-term extension with the network. Remy said he plans to continue working without interruption.